A great yet very much underestimated 8-bit console that was released towards the end of the 80's, developed by NEC Corp Japan, this 8-bit wonder (the size of an average person's palm) rivalled and put to shame 16-bit systems such as the Amiga
and Atari ST
At the same era, the Sega Master System
and Nintendo's NES
was also doing the rounds but technically they weren't as advanced as the PC Engine.
Unfortunately, due to poor communications and lack of marketing the PC Engine only ever graced hardcore import gamer's shelves and was never much heard of again.
NEC also created a handheld of the PC Engine, known as the PC Engine GT
this was at the time THE handheld to have (techinically far superior to GameBoy
and Sega's Game Gear
), but again was hampered by lack of marketing and only was available to die-hard gaming fans.
PC Engine shall be remembered forever...